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  • Westland Wasp

    c/n f.9730

    Year 1969 to 1977

    Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9730 Register XV635 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Royal Navy HAS1 type
    dd 22 Apr 1969
    829Sq Charybdis Flt/431 by Jul 1969, forced landing at Simonstown Mar 1973
    829Sq Cleopatra Flt/463 by Nov 1975 still Jul 1976, ditched in sea and sank 5 Apr 1977 near Eddystone Lighthouse, while operating from HMS Cleopatra (F28)
    recovered and to Lee-on-Solent by Jun 1977.
    1969, allotted to HMS Charybdis (F75) Flight from new. First commission pilot Lt Geoff Gadsden RN. AS12 Missile Aimer EA1 Bill OBrien
    1970/71, served in Med, Far East, Australasia, Pacific and Japanese waters. Call sign 431
    1977-04-05w/o 05apr77, 829 sqd

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